My story

Nothing is more rewarding than being able make things work that really shouldn’t

Steve Motive
Steve Motive

Welcome to my corner of the automotive world!

With humble beginnings at The Corvette Factory in Melbourne back in 1996, my journey in the automotive industry has been one of passion, perseverance, and continuous growth.

After honing my skills at The Corvette Factory, I ventured to the Gold Coast, where I joined Shell Auto Care. However, my journey took an unexpected turn when the company was acquired by Kmart Tyre and Auto. Despite my brief stint there, I knew my path lay elsewhere.

Enter Ashmore Exhaust. Joining as a mechanic, I quickly rose through the ranks, from Mechanical Manager to eventually becoming Store Manager. However, the winds of change blew once again with the closure of Ashmore Exhaust in early 2010.

Undeterred, I saw an opportunity to create something of my own. Thus, Motive Mechanical was born. What started as a one-man operation in a modest workshop has blossomed into a thriving business with a dedicated team of ten.

Our growth didn’t stop there. We expanded into new premises, even acquiring the historic “Butchers Shed,” now proudly serving as our office space.

Fueling my journey alongside practical experience has been a commitment to education. From earning certificates in automotive and automotive electrics to specializing in Hybrid and EV technology, I’ve always sought to stay ahead of the curve. Currently, I’m pursuing a Certificate IV in Advanced Diagnostics and a Master of Business Administration, further equipping myself to lead Motive Mechanical into the future.

But my passion extends beyond the workshop floor. Recognizing the importance of sharing knowledge and fostering understanding within the automotive community, I’ve embarked on a journey of content creation. Through platforms like TikTok and YouTube, I aim to demystify the challenges we face in the industry and empower both technicians and consumers alike.

At Motive Mechanical, we don’t just fix cars; we’re driving innovation, education, and excellence every step of the way. Join us on this exciting journey as we continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the automotive world.